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My pc took a hard hit to the side and it flipped off the desk onto its top. Inspecting the PC revealed my dvi to HDMI adapter was severed along with part of that wire. The front foam covers all shot off and the dvdr was loose outward. But what caught my attention was that the top right two mobo screws were straight sheered off. I can do fine without using a second screen and not using cds. But what do you think about possible damage to the mobo? Should I take the whole pc apart and try to locate 2 mobo screws to reatach it? Will it short it now that part of the shiny metal prices around those screw holes are poofed?

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Well damn, that's unfortunate. I would definitely make sure nothing felling in the power supply if the fan is facing upward. Any loose piece of metal that allowed electricity to arc where it shouldn't would be bad news. Also check around the CPU socket for damage. It looks like quite a hefty cooler on there and I'm sure that exerted some serious force on the area of the board around the socket when it it the floor. Check the board itself and the heat pipes on the cooler. Those heat pipes are hollow inside and bend or kink pretty easily once enough force is put on them.

You might be looking at a new board if there's damage anywhere important :/ Have you been able to power the system on yet?
 
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post #3 of 4
Yes, find the screws. Take the entire thing apart if you have to. You do not want random traces short circuiting to ground as that will cause magic smoke to come out and everything will be fried.

Also, unrelated to the screws sheering off, I have concern of physical shock applied to the CPU socket when the PC fell due to the massive size of your heatsink.
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thanks guys, i really appreciate the advice.
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